- Paperback: 592 pages
- Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books; Main Market Ed. edition (2 April 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0330512889
- ISBN-13: 978-0330512886
- Product Dimensions: 13.1 x 3.7 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 784,902 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Dreaming of Amelia Paperback – Unabridged, 2 Apr 2010
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A brilliant new novel and a stunning new look for the irresistible Jaclyn Moriarty.
About the Author
Jaclyn Moriarty grew up in Sydney, Australia, and studied Law and English on three continents – at Sydney University in Australia, Yale in the US and Cambridge in England. She spent four years working as a media and entertainment lawyer, but now writes full-time. Jaclyn lives in Sydney with her son.
Jaclyn’s first novel for young adults, Feeling Sorry for Celia, was an instant bestseller in Australia, America and the UK. She followed this up with the equally fantastic Finding Cassie Crazy and Becoming Bindy Mackenzie, and the brilliantly original Spell Book of Listen Taylor.
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Top Customer Reviews
Emily, Cassie and Lydia are in their final year and the book follows them through each term using the exam paper format and English assignments as a way to communicate their stories. Emily is a complete drama queen who loves to exaggerate and embodies what I like to think of as the hyperbole of adolesence. Her voice is funny in the extreme. I could read her Gothic stories all day long. Lydia is much more controlled and I guess is the leader of the group. She has a secret that is eating away at her and causing her to keep an emotional distance from Seb (her ex boyfriend) and sometimes even her friends. Cassie does not play a huge role other than to comment upon Emily's blog and her obsession: Riley and Amelia.
Riley and Amelia are new students to Ashbury High.Read more ›
You might think it'd be hard to get to know characters whose reliability you can't entirely trust, but in a strange sort of way that isn't the case with this crowd. You get to know them through their own eyes and through the eyes of each other, creating this slightly blurry possibility of who each character is... from which you come up with your own interpretation. Like most of the characters, the reader's focus is on scholarship students Riley and Amelia for much of the time. It's unclear how much their air of gothic mystery is down to the nature of the narrators' HSC assignment, but nonetheless they're a compelling and unusual pair. Then there's fellow students Emily and Lydia; the first exuberant and talkative, the second wry and fiercely intelligent. Their schoolmate Toby is more interested in the life of Tom Kincaid, a convict transported from Ireland to Australia for sheep stealing in the 19th century.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wow I loved the story through and through. It is great to be back at Ashbury again with the three girls Em, Cass and Lyd. Read morePublished on 25 Oct. 2014 by Sam Foley
I mean-why do you not just TAKE my money Jaclyn Moriarty and give me ALL of your books. Utterly brilliant fractured narrative told with a mixture of essay answers, blogs and... Read morePublished on 9 Aug. 2014 by GRD
I started out reading Moriarty's books because of a blog post by the Book Smugglers, two women who review novels (and are pretty much always accurate! Read morePublished on 3 Jun. 2013 by Katlou303
This book was a little confusing at times but I really enjoyed it. Once you've started it, you can't stop reading it until you find out more about Amelia. Read morePublished on 6 Mar. 2012 by KirstyJ
I've been a huge fan of Jaclyn Moriarty since her very first book and have devoured avidly everything she has written, however this book in particular is my favourite of hers and... Read morePublished on 19 July 2011 by Bekki
A ghost story that is more about metaphorical ghosts than physical ones, the book is written in Jaclyn Moriarty's usual style, through letters, blogs and exam papers. Read morePublished on 11 Sept. 2010 by Buttersbee
I had really really high hopes for this book. I love the works of Jaclyn Moriarty and consider her one of my favourite authors. Read morePublished on 24 May 2010 by Rachael
Here is a good old-fashioned, FUN read. In Jaclyn Moriarty's book, we meet a set of high school kids embarking on their final year of school. Read morePublished on 9 May 2010 by Intrepid Newbie
I chose this book as something different to read and was blown away by the style and content. Although aimed at a teenage audience I really enjoyed it and found the way it was... Read morePublished on 22 April 2010 by Waldor